Salisbury Press

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

I can’t believe it is graduation time again! The commencement ceremony for Salisbury High School’s class of 2019 will be held 6 p.m. June 4 at Allentown Symphony Hall. Admission is by ticket only.

The Salisbury Cross Country team will hold a car wash fundraiser noon to 4 p.m. June 1. Tickets can be purchased at the car wash or from a cross country team member. Come out to Big Woody’s on South 4th Street and support the cause.

All Salisbury Township schools will be closed May 24...

Letter to the editor

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Our near and dear furry friend Sirius got his therapy dog calling from heaven April 22. There were no viable options to ease all the pain he had internally.

I want to personally thank your Press staff for taking such an interest in my passion: therapy dogs. It is my mission to continue where Sirius left off and educate the Lehigh Valley on what a therapy dog is all about.

It was one of your reporters, the late Mark Reccek, who wrote about Sirius attending...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Third of four parts

The amount of grants received by the Salisbury Township Police Department increased in 2018, compared to the amount of grants received in 2017.

The Salisbury Township Police Department received $147,923.98 in grants in 2018, an increase from $127,363.30 received in grants in 2017, an increase from $133,416.89 in grants received in 2016 and an increase from $57,023 in grants received in 2015.

The Lehigh County Gaming Grant contributed the majority of...

Remembering the fallen

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Remembrance markers with flags in memory and in honor of patriots who have and are serving our community and nation as veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and first responders are displayed at the following locations in Emmaus: St. John’s Lutheran Church, L & R Cemetery, Northwood Cemetery, Shelter House Museum, Emmaus Historical Museum and Emmaus Remembrance Garden.

Lest We Forget ... Remember and Give Thanks!

Rev. Fred S. Foerster



Thursday, May 23, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met May 20 and discussed the summer playground program scheduled to begin June 17. The program continues through July 26 with a park day scheduled for July 24. The rain date for the park day is July 25.

The park program is held at four parks in the township: Laubach, Lindberg, Green Acres and Devonshire.

Much of the discussion of the playground program centered on the availability of Lindberg Park. Due to the construction, Lindberg...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

May 25

The Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern will hold its annual Peace-A-Thon walk and bike ride near Sand Island in Bethlehem. The walk/ride will depart 9 a.m. from the Christmas City Fairground at Main and Lehigh streets. Walkers and riders are invited to arrive as early as 8:15 a.m. for a light breakfast, a group body warm-up and stretch and a bike safety check.

Walkers will complete an 8 km (5 mile) route which includes urban streets, bridges and nature trails. Cyclists...

Center closed for holiday

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed May 25, through 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s driver and vehicle services website,